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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued this statement following today’s 54-46 Senate vote on an interim spending proposal that would prevent a federal government shutdown at midnight:

“It is disappointing that the House majority is prepared to shut down the federal government in its continuing ideological opposition to the Affordable Care Act. This is not a responsible way to conduct our nation’s business. It threatens the economic recovery. It also is not fair to target the federal workforce to bear the brunt of this dysfunction. The Senate has now sent a clean interim spending measure to the House twice – a measure which already reflects compromise between the Senate and House spending plans. The House leadership should allow members to cast an up-or-down vote.”